A GALASHIELS man has been accused of raping three women.

John Tunnicliffe is charged with committing the offences in 1993, 2017 and 2018.

The 54-year-old also faces a fourth rape charge involving one of the women and sexually assaulting one of the others.

The five alleged offences are said to have happened at a houses in Galashiels and Tweedbank.

Tunnicliffe made no plea during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.

There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody.